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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:43 PM

'Students for Trump' founder charged with fraud, bilking would-be clients, and faking his identity

Following in the well-worn footsteps of their leader, an entirely new generation of grifters and fraudsters has arrived to bilk Americans out of their hard-earned savings. Fortunately, though, sometimes the law catches up to them.

A Tennessee man charged by New York prosecutors with pretending to be a Manhattan lawyer and taking thousands from would-be clients was the co-founder of Students for Trump, a national group that mobilized college campuses in the run-up to the 2016 election and plans to do so again in 2020.

John Lambert, 23, was arrested last week and charged by Southern District of New York prosecutors with wire fraud for having invented a lawyer persona named “Eric Pope” that he used to solicit legal work online. ALM reported last week that the fake firm website he created appeared to have attorney biographies cribbed from senior partners at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

According to the New York Law Journal, Lambert was living in North Carolina while perpetrating the scam but “spoofed” New York telephone numbers to make himself appear legitimate. In one circumstance a consumer took out 10,000 from his 401k to pay the fictitious law firm.

Lambert is currently out on bail. He is scheduled to appear for hearing in New York on April 29th.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/4/23/1852602/--Students-for-Trump-founder-charged-with-fraud-bilking-would-be-clients-and-faking-his-identity?detail=emaildkre

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Reply 'Students for Trump' founder charged with fraud, bilking would-be clients, and faking his identity (Original post)
yortsed snacilbuper Apr 2019 OP
dflprincess Apr 2019 #1
drray23 Apr 2019 #2
JDC Apr 2019 #3
Freethinker65 Apr 2019 #4
keithbvadu2 Apr 2019 #5
Initech Apr 2019 #6
bullwinkle428 Apr 2019 #7
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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:45 PM

1. Merely emulating his cult leader. nt

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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:45 PM

2. Looks like he learned from his master. Nt.

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:45 PM

3. The name Trump is synonymous with Grift

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:03 PM

4. Use the Trump Jr. defense and claim he didn't realize it was illegal and see how far he gets

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 10:23 PM

5. A degree from Trump U? Maybe he could work with Rudy.

A degree from Trump U? Maybe he could work with Rudy.

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 10:31 PM

6. Gee a Trump cultster is doing something shady? I'm shocked, shocked!!!

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 10:40 PM

7. "THE STUDENT...IS NOW...THE TEACHER!!"

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Response to yortsed snacilbuper (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 10:55 PM

8. Lock him up!

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